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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Robert Hull

U.Va.’s Special Collections Library holds rare artifacts and documents dating as far back as Babylonian times. This month, the library acquired its first original manuscript from classical antiquity, and research has already begun on the text.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Engineering and architecture students are working on the University of Virginia’s Rotunda renovation as interns, supplementing their classroom education with practical experience.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By unlocking the secrets of a bizarre virus that survives in nearly boiling acid, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found a blueprint for battling human disease using DNA clad in near-indestructible armor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Mary Summers Whittle , | Caroline Newman

Seventeen years ago, a young Karissa Nanetta witnessed the combustible despair of poverty as riots raged outside her home in Jakarta, Indonesia during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Now Nanetta, a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, is working to remedy the economic disparity that fueled those terrifying nights.
“I remember one night when we slept with our shoes on,” Nanetta recalled. “My mother prepared our luggage so we could grab our things and run.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Jane Kelly

How did singing in a bathroom in Old Cabell Hall get two alums to the top of pop music charts in China? Two former Academical Village People share their story.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Katie McNally

The 2015 i.Lab Incubator session begins Wednesday with a 10-week intensive entrepreneurship accelerator. Nearly two dozen emerging start-up teams from across the University and local community will test their business concepts.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University Awards for Projects in the Arts will fund filmmaking, poetry, photography and performance art as five undergraduates express their creative sides.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Eric Williamson

Thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project at the U.Va. School of Law and a group of alumni, state courts must consider illegally suppressed, exculpatory evidence, no matter when it is uncovered.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Several supporters likened the winning employees and their work to longtime administrator Leonard W. Sandridge, for whom the award program is named, because they share his legendary dedication, passion and service to the University.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Caroline Newman

During his tenure, Robert F. Bruner has earned a reputation as a global business education leader, a social media maven and a prolific reader and author.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A newly arrived faculty member is part of a research team that found a faulty “brake” within immune cells that may cause many of the symptoms of MS.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The University’s new program is placing outstanding, underrepresented minorities at public health sites in South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis for eight weeks this summer, including Maya Wright, who graduated from U.Va. this weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Mary Wood

In “a clear victory for the little guy,” the court ruled that felons who are no longer able to possess firearms may legally sell their guns.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Robert Hull

Nearly 500 early portraits of African-Americans from the Charlottesville area can be found in the Holsinger Collection, housed in U.Va.’s Special Collections Library. This week, the collection is the subject of a conference to plan for a future exhibition.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Katie McNally

Student group HackCville offers a collaborative space for students to pursue their passions, from HTML coding to sewing, and it’s tapping into a growing network of supportive alumni.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Learning a foreign language in its homeland is one of the best ways for University of Virginia scholars to gain their fluency, and this summer five are being assisted by Critical Language Scholarships from the State Department.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Matt Kelly

The University has funded six pairs of graduate and undergraduate students as they pursue summer research in a variety of fields.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

‘A force for positive change,’ Sullivan is now scheduled to lead U.Va. through July 2018.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Sanjay Suchak

Janet Rafner struggled to reconcile her interests in physics and art until a chance hallway encounter with a physics professor led her in a new direction – one that involved a flight to Paris.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Erik Duda

Many people saw her receive the Class of 2015 Award for Community Service. Now go behind the scenes with Katie Bailey '15, leader of one of the most successful collegiate fundraising organizations in the country.


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